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Labor unions are still giving Democrats climate headaches

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
From The Left
Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Democratic Party, Labor, Unions, California
Jae C. Hong/AP

One of California’s most powerful unions is not loosening its grip on oil jobs.

Despite the Biden administration and California lawmakers pouring billions of dollars into new climate-friendly industries like electric vehicles, hydrogen and building electrification, a key player in state politics is still defending fossil fuel interests that provide thousands of well-paying jobs.

President Joe Biden’s investment in clean energy sectors through a pair of massive spending bills — which promise lucrative tax credits for projects that pay union wages — was supposed to speed up the labor transition...

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https://www.politico.com/news/2023/12/04/california-unions-oil-green-jobs-00129724

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